UNESCO (High School Students)


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Country : Government of Australia Committee : UNESCO

TOPIC A : Cyber Governance

        Cyber  governance is the development and application of shared principles, norms, rules, decision-making procedures, and programs that shape the evolution and use of the Internet. It is based on fundamental rights but as always some people abuses of it. With this we can put forward the main issue due to that, which is cyber security that includes cyber criminality, attacks,  and finally cyber surveillance. Each year businesses can loose up to  5% of their revenue, which represents nearly $3.7 trillion across the globe  due to cyber criminality. The aim of the Australian government’s cyber security policy is the maintenance of an secure, resilient and trusted electronic operating environment based on its values that supports  Australia’s national security and maximizes the benefits of the digital economy.                                                                                                   
       The Internet, since its debut in 1989, has revolutionised commerce, communication, military action, and governance. Much of the modern world is simply inconceivable without it. However, this revolution has not come without any consequences, the cyber criminality has significantly increased all over the world, as well as its damages. To protect Australia’s critical National Information Infrastructure (NII), Australia counterattacked it by launching the E-Security Initiative in May 2001 requiring a collaborative approach from different organizations intercontinentally  (such as ASIO, DSD, AFP and AGD). Furthermore in November ...